Treasure Island

Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

On The Burial Of His Brother


BY ways remote and distant waters sped,
Brother, to thy sad graveside am I come,
That I may give the last gifts to the dead,
And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb;
Since She who now bestows and denies
Hath ta'en thee, hapless brother from mine eyes.
But lo! these gifts, the heirlooms of past years,
Are made sad things to grace thy coffin-shell;
Take them, all drenchèd with a brother's tears,
And, brother, for all time, hail and farewell.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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